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Emmy show will include $2.8M donation to fight child hunger

/ 03:26 PM September 19, 2020

Emmy statues appear on stage at the 70th Primetime Emmy Nominations Announcements at the Television Academy’s Saban Media Center, in Los Angeles on July 12, 2018. Image: AP/Invision/Chris Pizzello

LOS ANGELES — Every Emmy Award handed out Sunday will come with something extra — a $100,000 (around P4.8 million) donation to fight child hunger.

The Television Academy announced Friday that each network and streaming service competing on the telecast has pledged the donation for every Emmy they win.

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With 23 Emmys being handed out and the academy committing $500,000 (around P24.2 million), that will mean a donation of $2.8 million (around P135.8 million) to No Kid Hungry, a group working to relieve child hunger brought on by the coronavirus crisis.

The 72nd Emmy Awards air Sunday on ABC.

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Jimmy Kimmel is hosting from Staples Center in Los Angeles and winners will accept their awards from remote locations, but little beyond that has been revealed about what will happen during the show that is being put on under unique pandemic circumstances.

The HBO limited series “Watchmen” is the top nominee.

Guests set to appear include Anthony Anderson, Mindy Kaling, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Patrick Stuart, RuPaul and Oprah Winfrey. IB

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